Faye’s Eulogy

This is the eulogy I gave for my Mom, Faye Parkinson, at her memorial service on October 24, 2009. The BBC was founded, Johnny Weismuller broke the one minute 100 yard freestyle, Warren Harding introduced the first radio into the White House, construction began on the original Yankee Stadium, and the Eskimo Pie was patented …

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Orphans

“Remember, O LORD, what has happened to us …. we have become orphans …” (Lamentations 5:1–3) Mom died today. I’m certainly grateful that her final struggle is done. Anyone who has cared for a parent with Alzheimer’s knows that you lose a little more of that special person with every visit. It is a great …

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Dancing Down the Aisle

Q:You probably have already seen this video. [popular video of a wedding party enthusiastically dancing down the aisle]. My parents and I are at a disagreement over this video. They say that it’s in appropriate to enter the ceremony that way, that it’s a sacrament that’s meant to be taken seriously. I believe that God …

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NFL Response

I just received this note from the NFL – responding to the one I sent them last Christmas: ————————- Dear Mr. Parkinson, The National Football League has absolutely no objection to churches and others hosting Super Bowl viewing parties as long as they do not charge admission and that the game is shown in a …

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